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Arizona Governor Ducey Praises Educational Improvements and Calls for Expanded Career and Technical Education

During yesterday’s state of the state address, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey pledged to continue investing in educational programs that are working, including career and technical education, computer science and coding, narrowing the achievement gap and adding high-speed internet to rural schools. Eighty percent of his new budget priorities are for public education.

For the past nine years, Arizona has led the nation in academic gains. According to US News and World Report, four out of the five top public high schools in the United States are in Arizona. Gov. Ducey highlighted the progress Arizona students continue to make and reiterated his commitment to reinforce this trend by prioritizing education in his budget.

“We will never check the box on public education,” said Gov. Ducey. “We can always do more for our kids and teachers. We know what works, and we know how to get big ideas done.”

We thank Gov. Ducey for his leadership and tireless efforts to ensure every Arizona student has a bright future.

To read Governor Ducey’s full address, visit the 2018 Arizona State of the State Address.

To learn more about the importance of career and technical education programs, visit ExcelinEd’s Policy Library.